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Capacity and alcohol dependence (A local authority v PB)

Published on: 25 November 2020
Published by: LexisNexis
  • Capacity and alcohol dependence (A local authority v PB)
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Article summary

Private Client analysis: The vice president of the Court of Protection has given judgment concerning the capacity of a man with alcohol dependence (PB) to make decisions about his residence and care. The care regime amounted to a deprivation of liberty and was intended to restrict PB’s access to alcohol. The judge held that PB did not lack capacity in the relevant domains. His judgment sets out a number of important principles that are applicable generally to cases involving people with drug or alcohol dependence. Written by Peter Mant, barrister at 39 Essex Chambers. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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